Apparently in Europe ‘stocktails’ are a thing (cocktails made from stock). KFC is hoping to leap on this bandwagon by encouraging customers to make cocktails out of their gravy. Sounds bizarre? Well, they’ve actually given you all the tools you need to make your stocktail a success in the form of three recipes.
The cocktails: Finger Lickin’ Sour, Gravy Mary, and Southern Twist. If any of these names tickle your fancy then you’re in luck as the recipes are below. So go ham, or should I say gravy?
The Finger Lickin’ Sour
100ml KFC Gravy
15ml Cherry liqueur
25ml Fresh lemon juice
10ml Orange marmalade
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
One egg white
To garnish: thyme sprig
Pour the mezcal and the KFC gravy into a tall glass. Cover firmly and shake.
Place the glass into the freezer and freeze for three hours.
Once frozen, pour the gravy-infused mezcal through a strainer and clean cloth into a fresh glass.
Squeeze the lemon into the glass, add the marmalade, salt, pepper and egg white then shake again.
Pour the cocktail mixture into a Martini glass and sprinkle with thyme to finish
The Gravy Mary
20ml KFC gravy
Spice mix: 20ml Worcester sauce, three drops Tabasco, three grinds white pepper, pinch of celery salt, pinch of paprika, half teaspoon horseradish cream
15ml Fresh lemon juice
90ml Tomato juice
To garnish: celery, Popcorn Chicken
To create the spice mix pour Tabasco sauce, Worcester sauce, white pepper, celery salt, paprika and horseradish cream into a tall glass. Cover firmly and shake.
Add vodka to the spice mix and pour in the lemon juice, tomato juice and mix again.
Add in KFC gravy into the mix, stir all of the ingredients together and pour into a fresh highball glass.
Finish with celery and a small skewer of popcorn chicken.
The Southern Twist
50ml Kentucky Bourbon
60ml Fresh hot KFC gravy
Two grinds black pepper
Two teaspoons granulated brown sugar
Four teaspoons dried parsley
To garnish: parsley and brown sugar rim
Chop the parsley and mix with the brown sugar in a bowl.
Cut the lemon and coat the rim of the glass with it.
Dip the rim of the glass into the chopped parsley and brown sugar mixture
Add ice cubes and Kentucky Bourbon to your rocks glass.
Finally, pour KFC gravy into the glass then give it a mix.